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  1. The DirectX ones? They aren't exactly monthly, more like every 2-4 months. I suppose they add functionality for something that plain DirectX doesn't have. Usually if a game requires a dll from the monthly updates, it would include the files.

  2. Ain't nothin wrong with my addon.

    You only need the i386 folder. You can delete the Docs, DotNetFX, Support, and ValueAdd folders. That's about 60MB. In the i386 folder, you can delete Win9xMig, Win9xUpg, and WinntUpg folders if you are not upgrading an older Windows installation. That's another 40MB.

  3. Most of those are essential for networking..

    Server and Workstation depend on Computer Browser, so if you disable those two you should be able to disable Computer Browser. Server is for allowing other computers connect to yours, Workstation vice versa.

    Remote Access Connection Manager depends on Telephony.

    Network Connections depends on the Windows Firewall service (I'd disable Windows Firewall only if you have another firewall or are behind a router)

    Windows Time has no dependencies and just syncs the time automatically to an internet server.

    Are you up to date on your drivers?

    I found this but this is for SP2 and should already be fixed in SP3: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903737

  4. When the problem is occurring, you can mouse over that particular svchost.exe in Process Explorer and it will show you what services are running under that svchost.exe, or view the properties and it's in the Service tab. You can tell us what the services are.. as for which service is using the CPU PE doesn't break them down by cpu usage so you'll have to stop or restart them one by one, but not all services can be stopped.

  5. I don't know if that's the only thing, my particular laptop also uses the generic audio driver at first for hd audio but I need a display driver as well, or I can't set the desktop to 1280x800 and everything will be a slideshow because the generic driver is so slow.

  6. Windows usually includes a basic driver that will enable basic functionality.. no control panel settings, mixers, configuration, etc. hdaudio.sys is a generic driver for HD Audio sound cards. IMHO you should keep the proper Realtek driver from Toshiba or from Realtek's website. As for the display driver, the drivers you get from Windows Update (or Microsoft Update Catalog) are full drivers, but drivers from the catalog don't always include an installer (has to be installed through Device Manager or done for you thru Windows Update ). You just got a newer version than Toshiba posted. My OEM (HP) stopped posting drivers updates for my laptop a long time ago, I get updated drivers from Windows Update/Microsoft Update Catalog, they are the exact same in functionality. Microsoft didn't make the drivers, the respective manufacturer did, they are distributed through Toshiba's website or Windows Update.

  7. I don't see a SATA/RAID driver for your model, the nForce chipset package doesn't contain one either.

    Try to install again, post what the error/message is word for word.

    Also, are you using a beta Win 7 or the final version, was the final version made available thru MSDNAA already?

  8. Where did you get the Windows 7 64-bit CD? Do you use vLite? The error might occur if setup.exe is missing from the sources folder on the CD (not the root of the CD, the 'sources' folder), usually from using some program like vLite to strip stuff out or maybe you downloaded a bad copy.

  9. Yes. You get drivers from the laptop manufacturer's website, but a DVD-ROM is not something you need to worry about having a driver for because Windows has had support built-in for them for more than a decade or so.

  10. Do you need Windows 7? You really should reinstall to XP, especially if you want to keep up with updates. Win 7 & Vista use hard links, so files you see in \Windows\System32 and other system folders are actually in \Windows\winsxs, but Microsoft did not have their own tools like Explorer calculate disk space correctly, so you may have tons more space left but Windows might not let you use it anyway. When you install hotfixes you lose even more space, since you say it's for work I doubt they'd let you use it without keeping up with security updates.

    Either install XP, or get a much bigger hard drive. Other than that Windows 7 RC (pre-release) was meant for testing and not putting into production, it will expire; March 1, 2010, it will shut down every 2 hours, and eventually not work at all.

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